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Unlocking Digital for Bharat: $50 Billion Opportunity

August 9, 2018

Bain & Company, Google, and Omidyar Network today release a research report exploring the next half billion internet users in India, their economic potential, and the barriers these users experience in coming online.

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Building an Impact Investing Team

July 25, 2018

Once families decide to pursue impact investing, many wrestle with how to assemble the best talent to achieve their impact investing goals. To assist families in this process, we’re pleased to release a new guide, Building an Impact Investing Team.

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Reimagining Agricultural Insurance to Protect Smallholder Farmers Worldwide

April 25, 2018

Across Africa, an estimated 65 million smallhold farmers have little or no access to insurance products, resulting in drastic consequences after a bad season or failed crops.

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Constituent Voices: Lean Data Learnings

March 6, 2018

Just as consumer testing is a key element in product development, we believe listening to constituents is critical in delivering positive outcomes for the beneficiaries we are working to serve. But too often, those voices are not heard by the actors driving capital, policy, and resources for their benefit.

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Public Scrutiny of Automated Decisions: Early Lessons and Emerging Methods

February 27, 2018

Automated decisions are increasingly part of everyday life, but how can the public scrutinize, understand, and govern them? To begin to explore this, Omidyar Network has, in partnership with Upturn, published Public Scrutiny of Automated Decisions: Early Lessons and Emerging Methods.

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Strengthening Kenyan Media: Exploring a Path Towards Journalism in the Public Interest

February 15, 2018

Omidyar Network, in partnership with social innovation agency Reboot, has today released a research report evaluating the state of the media in Kenya.

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Innovating for the Next Half Billion

December 18, 2017

Omidyar Network’s newest report, Innovating for the Next Half Billion, details how innovators can effectively reach the next wave of Indians coming online via their mobile phones over the next five years.

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What Does the Human Experience Mean to Digital Identity?

December 14, 2017

Devi is a peanut seller from Bengaluru. He feels empowered by what Aadhaar can enable for him. “It is my identity as a citizen of India to have this Aadhaar card. Yes or no?” he says. “Well, those benefits [of having a card] are for me to go and get.”

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How can Tech Platforms enable a new Early Childhood Workforce?

December 11, 2017

One-third of children are entering kindergarten not ready. How can we support early childhood entrepreneurs to catalyze quality early learning, so that every child will reach his or her full potential?

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The Continuing Evolution of Omidyar Network

November 30, 2017

Like the entrepreneurs that we are fortunate to be able to support, Omidyar Network must continuously evolve to be most effective; we must adapt to changing conditions and seize promising opportunities.

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New insight: Good digital identification is a key to inclusive growth

January 23, 2019

Countries implementing good digital ID could unlock economic value equivalent to 3–6 percent of GDP on average by 2030, according to a new study.

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Offering Mexican Consumers a Better Banking Experience: Why We Invested in Albo

January 22, 2019

For many years, one of the toughest challenges in financial inclusion was how widespread the problem was.

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Why We Invested: Platform for Good Digital Identity

January 21, 2019

Interest in leveraging our digital identities to expand business, communication, healthcare, and other important aspects of society has exploded in the past year.

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